A Virginia police officer has arrested our hearts when he took some time out of his day to play dolls with kids. This viral video of a police officer proves you’re never too tough for play time.

Mom Iesha Roper-Boswell captured the now-viral video of South Hill Police Cpl. C.B. Fleming getting down on the sidewalk to play with local kids, including her own daughter and niece. Fleming had been responding to a report of a gas leak (that turned out to be a false alarm) when he decided to stop and spend some time with the kids.

“I was telling him that my daughter, my niece, and some of the other children here were afraid of cops,” Iesha Roper-Boswell, who recorded the video, told CNN affiliate WTVR. “So when he came and played with them, I captured that moment, not because I thought it would go viral, but it was amazing that my niece didn’t break out into tears.”

Roper-Boswell shared the video and pictures of Fleming playing dolls and coloring with the kids on Facebook where it promptly earned tons of love and praise.

“When I got into this job, I knew there was something different, other than just writing tickets and being the bad person all the time,” Fleming, a 15-year veteran of the force, told WTVR. “I figured if I could be that bright spot in someone’s day, then that’s all that mattered.”

—Shahrzad Warkentin

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